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Thread: RIP: Ron Thornton

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    Thumbs down RIP: Ron Thornton

    I didn't see this anywhere else on the forum, so:

    RIP, Ron Thornton. Virtually kickstarted Lightwave in episodic television production

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    So sad to hear.

    He was a pioneer in television vfx.
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    He played a massive role in alot of VFX artists lives... he will be missed.

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    A massive loss. A real good friend.

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    i was rooting for him to pull through with his liver problem.

    I met him at foundation imaging, he gave me a job there when i had just lost one working at netter. Netter went bankrupt and 45 of us were sent on our way -
    foundation did it's best to pick up a bunch of us!!
    thank god for Ron Thornton, may he rest in piece.

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    very sad to hear about our loss. hope you are in a better place Ron.

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    really sad...

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    Such a loss, to his loved ones and to us. That's all I got.
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    Like many others, Babylon 5 got me into this shindig I've had the pleasure of calling a living, since first renting the pilot from way back. There aren't many people who manage to touch so many lives, Ron and his team were true legends, at the cutting edge of VFX, and happy to share their knowledge. My condolences to his family and friends, these times are never easy, but you're not alone in your sadness.
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    Ron was on the cutting edge of sc-fi vfx in the day, like I said
    on the cutting edge. So much he cut a hole in the apartment
    so to feed cables into next door so they could network render their
    two Amiga 2000,s for the Bab5 pilot.

    God speed Ron you Visionairy Master
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    The Babylon series is what first got my attention to lightwave3d.
    Ron´s work will probably shine and inspire a lot of folks in the future , he must have been proud of his acomplishments and of his family.


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    So sad, like others I was in my final year at uni when I saw Babylon 5. Thanks for inspirring me. RIP
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    Wow he was an inspiration to so many. This is a big loss.
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    Such sad news. I still have some of Ron's VHS tapes on texturing somewhere. Condolences to his family and friends.

    RIP Ron Thornton you won't be forgotten cause your work lives on.

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